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Review: Toil & Trouble #4-5

Toil & Trouble #4-5 Mairghread Scott (writer), Kelly & Nichole Matthews (illustration), Warren Montgomery (letters), and Kyla Vanderklugt (cover) Archaia December 2, 2015 and January 6, 2016 Last month, issue #4 proceeded through the showdown between Riata and Smartea at breakneck speed. This month, issue #5 shows the devastating results. Disclaimer: This review is based…

Incredible Indie Tuesday: Female Artist Claire Wendling Makes Grand Prix Shortlist Despite Festival Fail

While the film industry’s been wrestling with the complete shut-out of any people of color from the Oscars acting nominations, a similar storm has been brewing over comics’ most prestigious award.  Unfortunately, #AngoulemesSoMale does not a great hashtag make, so it may have flown under your radar!  It all revolves around a lifetime achievement award given to…

Lucifer on Fox: Pretty Lukewarm

Lucifer Morningstar got his start in Sandman #4, created by Neil Gaiman and Sam Keith. Based initially in part on David Bowie and John Milton’s Paradise Lost, and fleshed out in a solo series by Mike Carey, Peter Gross, and Ryan Kelly, Lucifer runs the gamut — stories involve angels, demons, ghosts, fighting the armies of Heaven, creating a…

Undertale, GameFAQs, and Sore Losers

Undertale’s victory in the GameFAQs “Best Game Ever” poll is one of those minor internet events that, though only mildly amusing itself, reflects interestingly on the culture around it. Probably most people in the games community are already aware of what happened, but allow me to provide a quick recap. Beginning on the fifth of…

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